Author: Paula Ingram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants is an accessible, easy to read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Divided into three sections, the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills for example respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management, catheter care, and fluid balance. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training and may be restricted to specialist areas of practice, such as medication, and intravenous cannulation. Each chapter follows the same easy to use structure, starting with the aims and objectives of the chapter, followed by the explanation of why the skill is performed, relevant anatomy and physiology, related aspects and terminology, how to perform the skill and common problems. Aimed primarily at healthcare assistants, this will also be a useful resource for newly qualified practitioners and students in health and social care.
Author: Janet Kelsey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2008-04-25
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a textbook of clinical skills that offers an excellent resource for all professionals providing care for children and young people. It presents a detailed step-by-step approach to clinical skills that may be used in both hospital and community settings. Each skill is presented with the evidence base required to ensure up-to-date safe practice. Chapters provide rationale for each step of the skill and are enhanced by diagrams and photographs to give the practitioner clear guidance and the confidence to perform unfamiliar skills. The accompanying PowerPoint presentations are a resource for both lecturers teaching clinical skills and individual students who are either encountering a skill for the first time or want to update their knowledge. • A step-by-step guide to the fundamental skills required for child health care which gives clear guidance to help master the skills • Incorporates the latest clinical guidelines to ensure the most up-to-date information is used enabling safe effective practice • Problem-based scenarios provide the opportunity to confirm knowledge and understanding of the skill. • Extensive PowerPoint presentations can be used for teaching or personal guided study in the classroom or skills laboratory. • Colour photos and video clips on the Evolve website present clear guidance on how to perform the skill
Author: Imelda Coyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.
Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release Date: 1998
Developed to address the expanding role of the patient care technicianm (PCT) or multi-skilled worker (MSW) in today's health care environment, the content included in this text covers the various responsibilities of these workers and their relationships with other members of the health care team. The material included was selected based on requests from educators and employers, and addresses work ethic and professional conduct in addition to essential clinical skills. The clear, readable writing style ensures that all levels of learners will be able to follow and comprehend the content. Designed as a companion to Sorrentino's MOSBY'S TEXTBOOK FOR NURSE ASSISTING, this book can also stand alone for use in separate courses or for in-service training programs. * Covers a broad range of content to address expanding roles of the patient care technician * 150 full-color illustrations demonstrate key skills * Includes special considerations for children, older adults, and home care
Author: Tina Moore
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Employing an evidence-based approach, this comprehensive textbook introduces the core clinical skills and competencies a newly-qualified nurse is required to have for professional practice. It is divided into five broad sections looking at: Care and compassion and communication, including personal care and pain assessment Essential skills, including observations, monitoring and emergency management Organisational aspects of care, including moving and handling, and wound care Safety and protection, including medicine management and infection control Nutrition and fluid balance, including hydration and nutrition. Designed to allow readers to develop and enhance their clinical skills with one key textbook, each chapter contains learning outcomes, recommendations for practice, case studies, activities, ‘clinical significance’ highlights and step-by-step guides to important procedures. This invaluable clinical skills textbook is an essential reference for pre-registration nursing students of all fields of nursing.
Author: T. A. Roper
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Clinical Skills, Second Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to history taking, examination, and interpretation of results for medical students, junior doctors, and nurse practitioners. Written with wit and clarity, and packed with illustrations, this book will teach you how to join the dots between signs, symptoms, and diagnoses. This textbook sets out invaluable routines for the examination of each system, and includes chapters on interpreting chest x-rays and spot diagnosis. Over 500 line drawings and colour photographs give practical examples of core and advanced examination skills. Throughout the text, key points and tips dispense essential wisdom, while case studies help you to put theory into practice. This new edition of Clinical Skills is now more useful than ever in your preparation for finals. Each chapter ends with a short set of assesment questions and a section on how the system in question is tested in OSCEs. Even better, the chapter on finals has been expanded and updated to give more practical advice than ever before. Written in plain English and designed to demystify even the most daunting procedures, Clinical Skills, Second Edition is the ultimate all-round textbook to help you hone your skills and prepare for finals.
This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams. - Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skills. - Patient considerations promote strategies to provide the best possible care. - All fields of nursing are covered with tips throughout to help students support every patient group. - Introduces different approaches to performing clinical skills in community and acute settings to help students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.
Learn to master the most important nursing skills before you ever step foot in the clinical environment. Clinical Skills: Health Assessment Collection is an engaging, web-based learning tool that guides users through 16 of the most important nursing skills for health assessment. Each skill in the collection uses the same seven-part framework to walk you through every aspect of the skill. From special patient and safety considerations to the equipment and techniques used in the skill, this assembly of high-definition videos, interactive learning tools, and in-depth explanations will leave you with a 360-degree understanding of how to safely and effectively perform each skill.
Author: Claire Boyd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Specifically designed for student nurses, Clinical Skills for Nurses provides a handy, portable introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Giving you the knowledge behind the skill, this book will boost your confidence and competence for your clinical placements and time in the clinical skills lab. Clinical Skills for Nurses covers the skills and procedures used most frequently in clinical practice, and includes Point of Care training; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early patient assessment and response. This book uniquely incorporates words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses; in other words: developed by students, for students! Special features: Tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students included throughout Pocket sized for portability on your clinical placement Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters Examples and questions based on real life nursing & healthcare examples
Author: Anne Griffin Perry
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release Date: 2012
Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills - from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device - and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill. Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings. Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses' notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching. NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country. NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods. NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.